Another David Haye injury has struck the London boxer ahead of a big fight that has caused fans to be left disappointed again.
Haye has been highly unlucky in his career when it comes to injuries, he’s been plagued with them in fact.
Some have suggested today’s news might force the former cruiserweight and heavyweight champion to consider his future in the sport given the late stage of his career he is now in.
Besides the physical impact of all the injuries over the years, the mental strain on having to get over them time and time again, in a sport as already gruelling as professional boxing, must be almost overwhelming at this stage.
Head of Sky Boxing Adam Smith has spoken on TV today on Sky Sports news to outline to fans the exact details of what happened:
“He’s after suffering a freak accident in training. He was in great shape. I was with him last Wednesday, I spent a few hours with him in camp. Lighter, fitter than ever before. He was absolutely 100%. There was rumours before circulating that he may have had a problem so we went out to have a look at him. But unfortunately after sparring the next day he went on his usual stair climb run. He does sets of stairs for his Achilles — the injury that he suffered in the first fight. No problem with his Achilles.
“6 days a week he had been doing the stair well run. Unfortunately on his way down from one of the stairs he slipped and he has injured his left bicep. Currently he is hospital having a procedure on the bicep which will take 2-4 weeks to recover from. He’ll then get back into full training. I think they’ll be looking at getting together again in the Spring (2018).”